BMW M8 Competition lap time at Nürburgring GP Sprint

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BMW M8 Competition finished a lap of Nürburgring GP Sprint in 1 minute and 38.4 seconds.

Track Nürburgring GP Sprint
Type flying start
Vehicle BMW M8 Competition (G15)
Power / weight 625 ps / 1889 kg
Time 1:38.400
Average speed 135 kph (84 mph)
Notes Pirelli P Zero tyres
Submitted 25.06.2020 by FastestLaps
Source Autozeitung magazine (Germany)
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Reference:   Image of source Autozeitung - 15/2020 - "Treffen am Limit" - BMW M8 vs Porsche 911 Turbo S

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Tracker  2m ago

It's obviously a Nurburgring GP track

 

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FastestLaps  2m ago

Nurburgring GP is mentioned once in the article, I don't understand German. There are also plenty of pictures, do you recognize the Nurb GP in the pictures also?


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Tracker  2m ago @FastestLaps

I think that Auto Zeitung test track doesn't exist...It's all Nurburgring GP or Contidrom or somewhere else.


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FastestLaps  2m ago @Tracker

I know it doesn't exist as a specific track. But question is when they are using what. They are so ambiguous about it.


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Tracker  2m ago @FastestLaps

This one is Nurburgring GP, I've read something about this review.


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Cauf40f50  2m ago @FastestLaps

Send me the link i am german


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SpeedKing  2m ago @FastestLaps

The Pista is fast but to suggest that it's almost 9 secs faster than the M8 on the same track is not plausible unless of course they had Guido from AutoBild driving lol


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Cocobe  2m ago @SpeedKing

Not really... The Nurburgring GP sprint track is constant cornering for half of the lap, so the cup 2R tires give it a couple seconds advantage at least already. Take the Willows Springs which is a shorter lap even. The GT2RS finished the lap 9s faster than a CTS-V or a F-type R AWD with the same driver. Both tracks with lots of long sweeping corners.

Tho to see a GT3RS finish 3 seconds faster than a turbo S, is a bit surprising. Again, 2s were explained by tires alone. I'd expected the turbo S to do better than that still.

The last possible reason is the 2nd to last corner. There is a tight chicane version, and there is the slight corner version.


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SpeedKing  2m ago @Cocobe

Well this is the problem when FL doesn't post important things like what tyres were used in the notes column as in the case of the Pista, which i now know was on Cup2R's as you said whereas the M8 was just on PZero's. I know Englert was driving the Pista but i've got no idea who was driving the M8 so i guess you're right, it is plausible that the Pista was that much faster.


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FastestLaps  2m ago @Cauf40f50

I don't have it in link-able format. I already changed the track to Nurb GP. I am now trying to figure out if the rest of the lap times from this magazine issue are Nurb as well. And it's mission impossible.

If they take the pain of testing cars on track (expensive for tyre wear, track access, insurance etc), why can't they allow for at least a simple infografic with track layout and, preferrably, different speeds at corners etc, like others do?

Autozeitung, if you do track testing, please show it off, not just mention it as a sidenote.


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Tracker  2m ago @FastestLaps

Can I post here the test?
The RS7 vs M8 GranCoupe was also here.